Seña

Aconcagua Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

9.3357 ratings
9.346 pro ratings
Aconcagua, Chile
Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Carménère, Petit Verdot
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy, Salami & Prosciutto, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Herbs, Chicken, Pungent Cheese, Turkey, Soft Cheese, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Duck, Blue Cheese, Onion
Top Notes For
Weijie Shi (Jay)

I don’t like young Sena somehow. But this is great, no greeness at all and beautiful tertiary nose. Fully resolved tannin.

I don’t like young Sena somehow. But this is great, no greeness at all and beautiful tertiary nose. Fully resolved tannin.

Oct 10th, 2021
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.4

This was one of the best visits we had. It was also the most beautiful. The best in Chile and right in there with the very best sites we’ve seen in all our wine region visits.

They have their wine program dialed in and do everything right. All their practices are organic/biodynamic. They also control every aspect of them start to finish. There is no money spared or practices skimped on.

On the nose; dark currants, smoldering ambers, elegant spice, incense, cinnamon, light clove, vanilla, blackberries, black raspberries, black plum, plum, dark cherries, some black licorice, elegant minerals, soft loamy soil and fresh dark floral with violets.

The body is beautiful and full. The tannins are velvety, round and just a touch sticky. The structure, length, tension and balance are excellent. Dark currants, smoldering ambers, elegant spice, incense, cinnamon, light clove, vanilla, ripe; blackberries, black raspberries, black plum, plum, dark cherries and strawberries on the edges. Some black licorice, elegant minerals, tobacco, beautiful medium spice, underbrush, used leather, crushed rocks, soft loamy soil and fresh dark floral with violets. Beautiful round acidy. The long, elegant, ripe, beautifully balanced finish is lovely and goes on for minutes.

The Photos don’t even come close to how beautiful their property and view are. It would have helped if the fog had not be in. It’s a stunning view. Photos of; their Estate vines as seen from their hillside hosting terrace. Eduardo who handles all their vineyard practices and set up their biodynamic program. He is an amazing person to talk vineyard management..,not to mention a very nice and salt of the earth person. Examples of all the different organic products they make and use in the vineyard to keep it and the echo system in perfect balance. Last but not least, the beautiful Andes Mountains as again seen from their hillside terrace.

This was one of the best visits we had. It was also the most beautiful. The best in Chile and right in there with the very best sites we’ve seen in all our wine region visits.

They have their wine program dialed in and do everything right. All their practices are organic/biodynamic. They also control every aspect of them start to finish. There is no money spared or practices skimped on.

On the nose; dark currants, smoldering ambers, elegant spice, incense, cinnamon, light clove, vanilla, blackberries, black raspberries, black plum, plum, dark cherries, some black licorice, elegant minerals, soft loamy soil and fresh dark floral with violets.

The body is beautiful and full. The tannins are velvety, round and just a touch sticky. The structure, length, tension and balance are excellent. Dark currants, smoldering ambers, elegant spice, incense, cinnamon, light clove, vanilla, ripe; blackberries, black raspberries, black plum, plum, dark cherries and strawberries on the edges. Some black licorice, elegant minerals, tobacco, beautiful medium spice, underbrush, used leather, crushed rocks, soft loamy soil and fresh dark floral with violets. Beautiful round acidy. The long, elegant, ripe, beautifully balanced finish is lovely and goes on for minutes.

The Photos don’t even come close to how beautiful their property and view are. It would have helped if the fog had not be in. It’s a stunning view. Photos of; their Estate vines as seen from their hillside hosting terrace. Eduardo who handles all their vineyard practices and set up their biodynamic program. He is an amazing person to talk vineyard management..,not to mention a very nice and salt of the earth person. Examples of all the different organic products they make and use in the vineyard to keep it and the echo system in perfect balance. Last but not least, the beautiful Andes Mountains as again seen from their hillside terrace.

Apr 23rd, 2018
Peter van den Besselaar

Vintage 2011 - wagonloads of cherries, confituren, chocolate, impressive rich smell, taste with tension, smooth taste, very long aftertaste #chili

Vintage 2011 - wagonloads of cherries, confituren, chocolate, impressive rich smell, taste with tension, smooth taste, very long aftertaste #chili

1 person found it helpfulFeb 21st, 2017
S Kumar

Impressive Chile blend that has Carmenere in it with Cabernet Sauvignon leading the Bordeaux mix. Will be more resolved in 3-4 years, perhaps.

Impressive Chile blend that has Carmenere in it with Cabernet Sauvignon leading the Bordeaux mix. Will be more resolved in 3-4 years, perhaps.

Jan 22nd, 2023
Martijn

Paired very well with Veal fillet with mushrooms!

Paired very well with Veal fillet with mushrooms!

Dec 31st, 2022
Andrew Cullimore

Pretty thin pink rim . Quite a lot of crunchy summer fruits , plus touch of spicy oak, quite a lot hidden at the moment . Again quite spicy , mix of red and dark fruits , touch floral also . Touch herbal , cacau . Nice balancing acidity , fine tannins ripe but present, good length . Good elegance, Obviously needs time but will deliver a very nice wine in 5-10 years.

Pretty thin pink rim . Quite a lot of crunchy summer fruits , plus touch of spicy oak, quite a lot hidden at the moment . Again quite spicy , mix of red and dark fruits , touch floral also . Touch herbal , cacau . Nice balancing acidity , fine tannins ripe but present, good length . Good elegance, Obviously needs time but will deliver a very nice wine in 5-10 years.

Dec 16th, 2022
Andrew Cullimore

Thinner and bright pink rim . Touch more red fruit and floral than the 2017, spicy, richer and riper also . Bit more riper and spicier darker fruits . Nice balancing acidity with quite gritty tannin . Quite long and detailed, well balanced on the finish . Richer than the 2017 or 2016 . Needs time but will be good . Leave 5 years then drink over the next 10

Thinner and bright pink rim . Touch more red fruit and floral than the 2017, spicy, richer and riper also . Bit more riper and spicier darker fruits . Nice balancing acidity with quite gritty tannin . Quite long and detailed, well balanced on the finish . Richer than the 2017 or 2016 . Needs time but will be good . Leave 5 years then drink over the next 10

Dec 16th, 2022
Andrew Cullimore

Deeper than 16 , slightly brighter rim . More spicy , with herbaceous touches . Mix of red and dark fruits , violet also. Spicier more herbaceous red fruits , quite light on the palate, good balanced acidity , quite gritty tannins , just a slightly saline touch at the end . Good length , needs a little time , perhaps not as much as 2016 . Drink over the next 5-10 years

Deeper than 16 , slightly brighter rim . More spicy , with herbaceous touches . Mix of red and dark fruits , violet also. Spicier more herbaceous red fruits , quite light on the palate, good balanced acidity , quite gritty tannins , just a slightly saline touch at the end . Good length , needs a little time , perhaps not as much as 2016 . Drink over the next 5-10 years

Dec 16th, 2022
Andrew Cullimore

Pretty deep , ruby medium wide rim . Younger and spicier red and dark fruits , touch floral also, quite light on its feet , not as dense as some on the nose at least . Quite spicy red tinged fruits , quite different style from the vintages before , fresher , less abrasive tannin , more elegant style perhaps . Good balance and freshness , pretty good length, spicy finish . Needs a little more time , improve over another 5 years and last a further 5-8 . Best so far for me .

Pretty deep , ruby medium wide rim . Younger and spicier red and dark fruits , touch floral also, quite light on its feet , not as dense as some on the nose at least . Quite spicy red tinged fruits , quite different style from the vintages before , fresher , less abrasive tannin , more elegant style perhaps . Good balance and freshness , pretty good length, spicy finish . Needs a little more time , improve over another 5 years and last a further 5-8 . Best so far for me .

Dec 16th, 2022
Andrew Cullimore

Deep and younger than 2013. Appears slightly tired on the nose a first , just lacks a little freshness . Quite ripe dark fruits , touch of dried black fruits also, a bit over ripe, touch of coffee . Quite juicy sweet darker fruits , a touch of liquorice . Ok length and balance with ok acidity , tannins quite ripe but noticeable . This might last a few more years , but I don’t see that it will improve . Now and the next 5 years

Deep and younger than 2013. Appears slightly tired on the nose a first , just lacks a little freshness . Quite ripe dark fruits , touch of dried black fruits also, a bit over ripe, touch of coffee . Quite juicy sweet darker fruits , a touch of liquorice . Ok length and balance with ok acidity , tannins quite ripe but noticeable . This might last a few more years , but I don’t see that it will improve . Now and the next 5 years

Dec 16th, 2022